Windows 7: How to change TCP/IP settings?

TCP/IP settings are used to allow to communicate with other computers. We can automatically assign IP addresses to the computer with the help of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). If we use DHCP, no need to change the IP addresses; because it automatically assigns them.

This article explains the steps to assign TCP/IP settings.

Step (1). Open “Local Area Connection Properties” dialog.

Windows - "Local Area Connection Properties" dialog

Windows – “Local Area Connection Properties” dialog

Step (2). Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) item from This connection uses the following items: list box and click on Properties button. Windows will open “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties” dialog.

Windows - "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties" dialog

Windows – “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties” dialog

Step (3). Select “Use the following IP address:” option. It will enable IP address related fields.

  • Enter IP address IP address: field.
  • Once you fill entries in IP address: field, automatically Subnet mask: field will filled with subnet mask related entries.
  • Enter default gateway values in Default gateway: field.

Step (4). Now enter the values in Preferred DNS server: and Alternate DNS server: fields. These are under Use the following DNS server address: group.

Once you made the changes click on OK button to apply the changes.

Step (5). Click on OK button to close “Local Area Connection Properties” dialog.

Step (6). Click on Close button to close “Local Area Connection Status” dialog.

🙂 Sahida

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